Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz
A northern tributary to the St. Croix River, the Namekagon is a 99.5-mile long river protected under the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
Most of the Namekagon is undeveloped, offering a genuine wilderness experience to kayak, canoe, and tube enthusiasts. The riverbanks are abundant with deer, muskrat, beaver, turtles and blue herons, while overhead, eagle and osprey can often be seen.
The river is classified as Class I-II rapids. Primitive campsites are numerous along the Namekagon, many of which can only be accessed from the water.
Blog: Stories of the Namekagon
Enjoying the Namekagon River During the Colder Months
Make the Most of This Upcoming Winter Whether it is your first winter or thirtieth here in Wisconsin, the first frost of the year and…Read More
Fall is Calling: Small Towns to Visit Along the Namekagon River
It’s no secret that fall in the Namekagon River area of Wisconsin is a sight you can’t miss. The bright fall colors, the crisp air…Read More
Back to School Family Fun Down the Namekagon River
It’s hard to believe that it is already back-to-school time. Time flies when you’re having fun, and summer really flies because you’re having so much…Read More
Cool Down on the Namekagon River: Water Sports for Everyone to Enjoy
Water sports and summertime on the Namekagon River go together like a kayak and a paddle. It’s hard to do one without the other! Luckily,…Read More